With some of the most experienced tax advisors and litigators at the Bar, our tax team is perfectly placed to deal with all areas of tax impacting both corporate and private clients. Our members act for the tax payer as well as for the government, with five members on the Attorney General's panel of junior counsel.

Devereux is a set making a real push in the tax market that distinguishes itself from the competition by having a distinct focus on tax litigation. Whilst many sets handle bulk advisory or tax planning work, this chambers offers individuals with strong advocacy skills, a number of whom are on the Attorney General's panel of junior counsel. Members are well versed in a number of tax areas and have a distinct specialism in employment-related tax matters. Recent high-profile cases handled by them include Eclipse Film Partners v HMRC, and John Mander Pension Scheme Trustees Limited v HMRC, an employment pension scheme case heard at the Supreme Court. - Tax, Chambers UK 2016

Devereux is ranked as a leading tax set by Chambers Global, Chambers UK and Legal 500, with 4 silks and 4 juniors recommended as leading barristers in this field. Devereux is nominated for Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017, having previously been nominated for Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016 and The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017, as 'Tax Chambers of the Year', an award we won at The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards in 2015.

In particular, Devereux is recognised for first-class advice and litigation concerning all tax issues relating to:

  • Companies, partnerships and other unincorporated businesses
  • Residence and Domicile (individual and corporates)
  • Trusts and foundations
  • Pension funds
  • Charities
  • Real estate
  • Employment and service provisions (including “IR35” issues) 
  • Structured tax planning
  • Statutory investigation powers and assessment procedures (civil or criminal)
  • VAT, Customs Duties and other indirect taxes
  • Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Land Tax

All our barristers have an excellent reputation for combining in-depth analytical expertise, an ability to deal with highly complex issues and their skill to offer clear and practical advice to professional as well as lay clients.Our members are widely acknowledged as having a real feel for the effective preparation and presentation of factually and legally complex and sensitive cases.

Given our expertise in Devereux’s other core areas of law such as employment, proceeds of crime, fraud and professional negligence, our barristers are ideally placed to advise on the cross-over of tax with any of these areas.